T H E   F A M I L Y   P R O J E C T

intimacy

Intimacy 2018 – Oil on panel

 

BABY POEM

-Did you bring the baby?

-No, I thought you did.

-Well, I didn’t, I thought you brought it.

-Well, I didn’t either, so I guess it’s on its own now then. Do you want me to go and get it?

-I don’t know. It’s kind of nice without it, but we should probably go and get it, it wouldn’t manage very well on its own.

-I suppose so. Maybe we could wait just a little bit, we could have a coffee or something.

-Yeah, sounds like a good idea.

MDF, household paint and castors

Stuck 2009  –  MDF, household paint and castors

bluedress

Blue Dress 2017 – Oil on paper

family

Family 1980 2017 – Oil on paper

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Portrait of the artist as a baby in her mothers arms (Grorud 1970) – Oil on panel

lbeamcastors

Stable relationship 2009 – Watercolour and pencil on paper

 

P O P P E D

She was so fed up with her children

that she popped their balloons.

Cubes

Together 2009 – plaster cast and household paint

PAIN

I learned how to ride a bike at four and soon believed I was a master. I rode very fast, particularly down the small slopes in our neighbourhood. I would constantly fall off and get big open wounds on my knees. Wounds that would get sand and dirt and ants in them. I would never cry when it happened, but I would look around to see if anyone had seen me falling. Then I would cycle back home. And when entering our house my tears would pop out even just by the scent of my mother. Having noticed I was back home she would smile at me from the other side of the living room. I would run towards her, tears pouring down my cheeks and I would hide in her embrace, sobbing. As if the pain was a lot deeper than a wound on the knee.

mould

Mould 2019 – Pencil on paper